Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored.
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1986   1983  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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A documentary from silent film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Featuring never before seen out-takes from Chaplin's films, and other rare footage, Unknown Chaplin gives a valuable insight into the creation of Chaplin's films. Also included are interviews with people who knew and worked with Chaplin. The documentary is in three parts: My Happiest Years; Hidden Treasures; and The Great Director. Accompanied by excellent music by Carl Davis, some adapted from Chaplin's own music. Written by Sean Blake <seanpb@eagle.cc.ukans.edu>

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Edited from The Professor (1919) See more »

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Title Theme
from The Kid (1921)
Written by Charles Chaplin
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More than a documentary
30 September 2002 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

its almost ironic to call charlie chaplin unknown, but you truely learn how much you don't know about him with this series. It is getting you inside the mind of genius. The rare footage and personal interviews show you how secretive and personal chaplin was in life. If you are a silent film lover, this is a program you won't want to miss!


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